Flexible Learning provides the ideal opportunity to learn at your own pace, at a time and place that suits you.

Our Flexible Learning courses cover a wide range of subjects, a number of which can lead on to a recognised qualification or certificate.

Learning is undertaken using a variety of flexible resources, such as workbooks and online materials.

You can study at any of our Learning Centres, at home or in the workplace.

Non Certified Courses

  • Introduction to Computing
  • Introduction to the Internet & Email
  • Getting Started with Microsoft Office
  • Going Further with Microsoft Office
  • Functional Skills ICT
  • Getting Started with Microsoft Publisher
  • Going Further with Microsoft Publisher
  • Learn a Language
  • Human Body: Structure and Function
  • Numeracy for Healthcare

Certified Courses

  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
  • Advanced ECDL
  • Skills for Life: In a Digital World



For more information on our range of Flexible Learning courses, please view our brochure:

 Download our Flexible Learning Brochure

Skills for Life

Skills for life is a pilot project, developed to offer a unique combination of personal development, digital skills and practical employment-based sessions with an overall aim of improving life chances, raising aspirations and breaking the cycle of longer-term/recurring unemployment for individuals in the Falkirk Council area.

Key elements will include:

  • Confidence building & assertiveness
  • Identifying & addressing negative behaviour patterns
  • Practical employment related sessions e.g. mock interviews
  • Financial capability & resilience
  • ICT & digital awareness

Location:  Forth Valley College, Falkirk Campus

Start Date/Time:  11 May (5-7pm)

Duration:  18 weeks (3 blocks of 6 weeks)

For further information or to book a place on this course please contact businessdevelopment@forthvalley.ac.uk or call (01324 403204)

"The best part of Flexible Learning was being able to learn at my own pace, either in class, at home or at the local library. I enjoyed the ECDL course, the new skills and the confidence it has given me. I am now studying Advanced ECDL modules."

Susan Macmillan, ECDL course


Some of our courses are eligible for Fee Waiver or ILA funding.

For more information, please see our Flexible Learning Brochure.


If you wish to enrol on any of our Flexible Learning courses, or would like more information on help with funding, please contact us.


Contact Us

Call:  01324 403123

Email:  flexible.learning@forthvalley.ac.uk